It is with regret and disappointment to inform you that we will not be holding the SW WA Sped Conference this year (2016). We do hope to be back in April 2017.

The Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair is held in April each year at Prairie High School in Vancouver, WA. The conference is designed to provide resources to families of children/young adults with special needs regardless of age (birth – 21) or nature of disability (mild-severe). The conference welcomes parents, grandparents, guardians, young adults, and the professionals that serve students/families with disabilities. We encourage all in the Southwest Washington region to attend, including those in the Portland Metro area, Clark County, and ESD 112. Last year, our conference brought 75 exhibitors, 20 concurrent sessions, and 275 attendees. The conference will provide concurrent sessions/workshops, an exhibit hall, and a children’s activity area. The conference is FREE.


Watch this video showcasing our 2013 conference.



breakout Sessions

The conference is offering breakout sessions throughout the event. Check back here for a detailed listing of sessions. We will be updating frequently as we confirm facilitators.

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In 2014, we had 75 exhibitors in our exhibit hall. Check back here frequently for a detailed list of our 2015 exhibits.

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Driving directions, volunteer information, and clock hour information.

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The Southwest Special Education Conference owes a huge thank you to our sponsor, Battle Ground Education Association. We also thank our local businesses that have supported this event. The conference depends on their support for its’ success.

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  • Breakout Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Children's Activity Area
  • Prizes!
  • Continental Breakfast